The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has today responded to the recommendations of the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee, which has called for an enquiry into the Tower Hamlets electoral fraud investigation.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said:
"Despite a High Court judge finding Lutfur Rahman and his colleagues guilty on multiple counts of corruption and electoral fraud, there is deep frustration that the process stopped without criminal charges. On the basis of the evidence in the election court there were many leads to follow.
"Many people in Tower Hamlets are understandably mystified why those who tried so hard to steal the 2014 election have yet to be fully held to account. I welcome the Police and Crime Committee’s call for the HMIC to be called in to see what lessons can be learnt from this sorry saga.
"Thankfully electoral fraud is rare but where it does happen we need confidence that the police have the skills and motivation to thoroughly investigate and bring those responsible to justice."